• 2019 April 7 15:52

    More new builds for American Cruise Lines

    American Cruise Lines, the largest coastal and river cruise operator in the U.S., continues to accelerate its new build program across its diverse fleet — adding new ships to its new Modern Riverboat Series as well as its fleet of new coastal ships and Victorian-style paddlewheelers. American’s aggressive building program has expanded exponentially in the past 2 years; introducing a new ship in 2017 and two new ships in 2018. The Line has no plans to slow down, as American’s latest new ship will go into service this summer, and the Line has two more new builds coming in both 2020 and 2021.

    In August 2019, American Harmony, the 2nd of 5 ships in American’s Modern Riverboat Series, will begin service on the Mississippi, bringing American’s fleet of U.S. built ships to 11. By 2021, American’s fleet will have increased to 15 ships. American Song, the 1st modern riverboat in the U.S., began cruising in October 2018 and is already sailing out West on the Columbia & Snake Rivers. The 3rd modern riverboat, to be named shortly, will be completed in 2020, and is already well under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD where all American’s ships are designed and built.

    American Cruise Lines is the only U.S. line offering 3 distinct ship styles and all the Line’s ships are infinitely more advanced and environmentally friendly than anything else on U.S. Rivers. American builds only new ships and each of their ships possesses the newest safety technology and showcases stunning interior design. American’s series of 5 modern riverboats in particular, meet the highest new emissions standards and have the smallest carbon footprints in the industry. American’s modern riverboats are the perfect complement to the Line’s beautiful Victorian paddlewheelers and fully stabilized coastal ships — the new modern riverboats provide an exciting and refreshing new option for U.S. river cruisers American’s modern riverboats showcase soaring multi-story glass atriums and more glass throughout, than other U.S. riverboats — ensuring spectacular views from everywhere on the ship. The ships have huge standard cabins (at over 350 sq/ft), all outward facing, with full sliding glass doors and private furnished balconies. Each new ship in the series possesses the unique (patent-pending) opening bow and retractable gangway, which enables these riverboats to make bow landings wherever necessary. In addition to numerous comfortable lounges and gorgeous sundecks, the modern riverboats also feature casual cafés, in addition to the grand dining rooms found aboard all American’s ships.

    While every ship in the Modern Riverboat Series shares the underlying modern design premise, each new ship is unique and will be slightly different than the one that came before it. The 1st ship, American Song, has 5 decks and showcases enormous 900 sq/ft Grand Suites with wrap-around private balconies. The 2nd ship, American Harmony, has 6 decks and features a 5th deck exclusively housing ten huge Veranda Suites. The 3rd modern riverboat will be slightly larger than the 1st and 2nd, but all the modern riverboats are under 200 passengers.  American Song, American Harmony and the upcoming 3 rd, 4th & 5th ships in the Modern Riverboat Series are the very first ships of their kind available in the U.S. and the response to the 1 st modern riverboat, American Song, has been tremendous, as guests are delighted by the new style. In the past few years, the company has enjoyed record sales across its diverse fleet and continues to grow — adding new exceptionally designed, American-built ships year after year.

    About American Cruise Lines: In 2018, American Cruise Lines celebrated its most award-winning year ever, winning 13 travel awards, including Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Award, for Top Small Cruise Lines; and Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best River Line in the U.S. & Canada. American operates the largest and newest fleet of coastal cruise ships, Victorian-style paddlewheelers, and the only modern riverboats in the U.S. All ships are between 100-200 passengers and are built, crewed and registered in the U.S.A. With over 35 itineraries to 25 states, including many theme and holiday cruises, American cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.




2020 January 21

18:27 ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries complete landmark smart functions JDP
18:07 Mystic orders four more Explorer Class Polar expedition vessels
17:43 Outer Port is among main topics of Polish-Japanese economic cooperation
17:19 Wärtsilä LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System Simulator launched to raise training levels
17:18 BCT ends 2019 with highest every cargo handling of 500 000 TEU
16:55 Letter of Intent signed between Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. and Pelixar S.A.
16:14 New ASCO vessel to be named after Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh
15:30 Port of Singapore throughput in 2019 declined by 0.6% to 626.18 million tonnes
15:01 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2019 remained flat Y-o-Y at 3.2 million tonnes
14:39 18,880 ships with total tonnage of 1.2 billion tonnes passed Suez Canal in 2019
14:06 BIMCO issues update on Persian Gulf tensions and sanctions clauses
13:42 Rosmorport reports on icebreaker support in Russian seaports as of mid-January 2020
13:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 11.06 million tonnes
12:53 Eesti Gaas becomes one of the largest LNG suppliers in the region
12:28 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2019 fell by 37% Y-o-Y to 1.21 million tonnes
12:05 German Naval Yards Kiel takes legal actions against MKS 180 procurement
11:54 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2019 fell by 4.6% Y-o-Y to 47.5 million tonnes
11:29 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2019 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to 19.40 million tonnes
11:05 Fincantieri enters the green cutting-edge project “ITER”
10:52 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2019 grew by 14% Y-o-Y to 61.02 million tonnes
10:37 Software for ship agents supported with digitalisation grant
10:21 Baltic Dry Index is down to 729 points
10:05 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.55% to $64.84, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.32% to $58.39
09:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 21
09:47 MOL Logistics (Thailand) strengthens total logistics services
09:30 Port of Ust-Luga handled 103.85 million tonnes in 2019, up 5% Y-o-Y
09:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 2019 grew by 1% to 59.87 million tonnes
08:44 Maersk Drilling awarded two-well contract extension for low-emission rig Maersk Integrator under Aker BP alliance
07:41 Kuehne + Nagel to accelerate development in Asia Pacific

2020 January 20

18:37 Semi-submersible installation vessel ‘Alfa Lift’ nominated for Offshore Renewables Award 2020
18:06 Freeport LNG achieves start of commercial operations for second liquefaction train
17:55 Russia and Japan to conduct joint exercise in the Arabian sea
17:39 Kawasaki Heavy Industries announces delivery of bulk carrier NAVIOS FELICITY Ⅰ
17:34 Corvette "Gremyaschiy" completed a series of tests in the Barents sea
17:06 MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign contracts for construction of third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships
16:52 Cryostar and KC LNG awarded contract for building LNG facility in port of Antwerp
16:33 London, UK to host Digitalised Smart Ports Conference on 20-21 May 2020
16:09 PETRONAS concludes 12-year LNG deal with Shenergy
15:41 APM Terminals signs partnership with Brasco for oil exploration support
15:25 BIMCO’s sounding board to take sale and leaseback project to the next phase
14:58 88% of comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure fulfilled by 1 January 2020
14:26 Port of Kiel concludes last year with good results
14:02 Port of Tallinn reports on its most important events and projects in 2019
13:07 Geothermal energy research in Port of Rotterdam enters next phase
12:59 Pella shipyard commenced construction of two crab catching vessels of Project 03070 for the Far East
12:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 10,074 in RF spot market
12:11 Crews of ships of RF Navy's Primorsky Flotilla are preparing to the sea campaigns
11:05 17 Carriers and ports release Boao Cooperation Initiative 2020
11:00 IAPH welcomes new member port from Oman
10:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 20
10:18 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.3% to 18.36 million TEUs in 2019
09:55 Buenos Aires, Argentina to host LNG Latin America 2020 International Congress on 17-18 June
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.3% to $65.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.14% to $59.25
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 754 points

2020 January 19

18:07 TORM increses its share capital due to exercise of Restricted Share Units as part of the Company’s incentive program
17:57 USCG halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay
14:27 Torqeedo and ZF cooperate on new emission-free electric propulsion for water taxis and ferries
12:39 Kalmar delivers to Medcenter Container Terminal its 200th straddle carrier
11:43 NOC condemns calls to blockade oil facilities
10:24 Port of Oakland's 2019 container volume down 1.8% due to fewer empty boxes